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Toronto to vote on housing plan for major streets amid opposition (Wed, 22 May 2024)
The Toronto sign and City Hall at Nathan Phillips Square on May 11, 2023. Daytime photo. The curved towers of City Hall rise in the background in front of a light-up sign that reads "Toronto" in giant letters. A few dozen people walk through the concrete square. A reflecting pool appears in the image's foreground. City councillors will decide the fate of a plan to allow townhouses and small apartment buildings on major streets across the city, as some groups push them to put a hold on the proposal.
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Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square set to be rebranded by end of year (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Visitors to Yonge-Dundas Square are pictured on Dec. 14, 2023 The City of Toronto says signage for Yonge-Dundas Square was decommissioned earlier this month and signage reflecting the site's new name is expected to be installed by the end of the year.
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'That's a mean ball': Blue Jays fan on being hit by a 177 km/h foul ball (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Photo of Liz McGuire giving a thumbs up with her black eye next to a TV showing Jays playing. A woman who got hit in the face by a scorching foul ball off the bat of Bo Bichette is about to receive 110 baseball cards with her picture on them, and a signed ball from the Blue Jays shortstop.
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Toronto track star with Olympic dreams faces deportation (Tue, 21 May 2024)
A young man speaks into a reporters microphone in front of a crowd at a rally on a sunny spring day outside a parking lot Tamarri Lindo and his family say they fled political persecution in Jamaica. But after five years in Canada, and two failed applications to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, they could soon be sent back.
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Some TTC workers could go on strike as of June 7 (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Two TTC streetcars on King Street on November 8, 2023. Some TTC workers could legally walk off the job as early as June 7, says the union representing roughly 11,500 Toronto transit employees.
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Ontario's pace of new home construction slows to 2018 levels (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Sign on a fence saying 'Construction Do Not Enter', with a crane in the background. New home construction in Ontario has slowed to a pace not seen since 2018, putting Premier Doug Ford's government further off track from hitting its housing targets.
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Students, Ontario Tech reach deal to end protest encampment (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Students who participated in a protest encampment on the north Oshawa campus of Ontario Tech University began dismantling their tents Tuesday. Students and administrators at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa say they have reached an agreement to end a pro-Palestinian encampment demonstrating against Israel's military campaign in Gaza.
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Monument to 11 who died in Balsam Lake canoe disaster restored (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Doug Paterson, a life-long Balsam Lake resident, with the refurbished monument to the 11 boys and young men who lost their lives on Balsam Lake in 1926. Almost 100 years ago, placid Balsam Lake, in the heart of the Kawarthas, was the scene of one of the worst pleasure craft disasters in provincial history: 11 boys and young men drowned when their oversized canoe capsized, in the dark waters, far from shore.
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Fireworks keep Toronto police busy, with 2 injured in west end stabbing (Tue, 21 May 2024)
A person is walking on Bloor Street, seen covering their face while setting off fireworks. Toronto police officers were on fireworks duty Monday night — with two people injured after one altercation resulted in a stabbing.
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Berube welcomes challenge of building talent-laden Leafs to push over playoff hump (Tue, 21 May 2024)
Man with salt and pepper combed-back hair smiles at photographers after being introduced as Toronto Maple Leafs head coach during a news conference on May 21, 2024. Craig Berube says the opportunity to help a team with a wealth of talent get over the hump in the playoffs was a driving force in becoming head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to 8.1 million residents and has approximately 25% of Canada's population.  The Toronto metropolitan census area had a population of 5,113,149, and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

 

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with most of Canada's corporations. They also have an NHL hockey team, called the Toronto Maple Leafs.

 

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.  Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  In addition, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive Canadian city in which to live in 2006.

  Residents of the city are called Torontonians.

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